Native American Heritage Month
Race and society
Our librarians selected these resources to illuminate history.
Related reading and more
Finding My DanceRia Thundercloud
Healer of the Water MonsterBrian Young
Takelma. Colors: Language primerCow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians
Art and culture
- Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian
- The NMAI cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, and archives.
- Takelma mural
- View the new Takelma mural located in Grants Pass on the corner of 5th & H street.
- Julie Flett — ARTIST HIGHLIGHT
- Julie Flett is a Cree-Metis artist, illustrator, and author who has illustrated over 15 children’s books.
Activities and events
- Native Heritage Month Festival
- Join for a whole day of rich community, education, art, and celebration to honor Native American Heritage Month.
- Native Arts Festival
- Learn about the largest annual Native gathering and celebration in Southern Oregon.
- Alebrijes coloring sheets
- Learn about and color fantastical Alebrijes (whimsical creatures or spirit animals) and animals native to Mexico.
- BLACK SOUTHERN OREGON ALLIANCE
- Black Southern Oregon Alliance brings people together to enhance educational and economic opportunities for all Black/African Americans and People of Color.
- BASE: BLACK ALLIANCE & SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT
- BASE serves to create a supportive community where Black people in Southern Oregon feel safe, respected, and comfortable being themselves
- COALITION FOR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR
- The Coalition of Communities of Color addresses socioeconomic disparities, institutional racism and inequity of services experienced in our area.
Archives and encyclopedias
- CHINESE AMERICANS IN OREGON
- Explore everything from the Oregon Trail and Native Americans, to the arts and archeology of Oregon. Learn about the Cantonese-Chinese during the Pioneer Period in the 1850s.
- HISTORIC OREGON NEWSPAPERS
- Search and access complete content for historic Oregon newspapers dating back to 1946.
- NDNHISTORY RESEARCH
- Browse a collection of essays on the history and anthropology of Oregon's indigenous tribes.